Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby xboxboy » Feb 19th, '19, 14:09

Hi Jamacla. The kde version of Magiea is my favourite. Very solid and functional.

As to your install issues: Start a thread in the main forum, and I'm sure we'll help get it sorted.

Enjoy.
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby pedergam » Apr 5th, '19, 11:08

Hello,
I'm new to Mageia.
However I've been using different versions of Linux since 1995.
Including RedHat, Debian, Arch, Mandrake, (Open)Suse and latest Manjaro.
So consider me a newbee. ;-)
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby Germ » Apr 5th, '19, 12:26

Welcome to Mageia! :mrgreen:
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby caffilhobr » Apr 12th, '19, 15:48

Welcome pedergam to Mageia!
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby Zeeman » Jun 1st, '19, 01:19

Hi, My name is Kurt and I'm from Belgium. I've been using linux mint 7 years with much satisfaction, until recently when they decided to move over to bionics Since then, there have been problems with NVIDIA and AMD. I have tried mageia and everything worked well.
the only problem is that it's not as simple as linux mint. my computer knowledge is as good as null and I think that a little bit computer knowledge in mageia is required. for example I don't understand how to set up the firewall.
I just want to know if the default Firewall settings provide adequate protection before I install mageia.

My English is also terrible and there isn't a Dutch forum.
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby xboxboy » Jun 3rd, '19, 13:59

Hi Zeeman,
welcome to Mageia. It's a great community.

With your firewall question, Mageia (or any of the Mandrake descendants) have a fantastic GUI in the MCC (Mageia Control Centre).
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Firewall Will take you to the wiki page on the Firewall. The wiki and the documentation has oodles of info, but sometimes it needs a bit of explaining for a user-case.
So feel free to start a thread in the general support area of the forum. But a quick answer, unless you're using a web/ftp/smb server etc the standard settings are pretty well locked down. There's a whole host of adjustments you can make through the firewall system, as well as Msec, the security package. https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Msec In general these settings are locked down tight. At times I've had a web facing (ie. open to the internet with regards to accepting incoming connections) and had no hacking issues.

The forum is a great area if you do have any questions.

The teams are busy getting ready to release Mageia 7, so exciting.

*My* experience is if you can put up with the *buntu/mint way of life, pretty sure you'll find Mageia a breeze if you're able to just accept things are a little different, but IMHO, a whole lot better :)

Enjoy!
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby benmc » Jun 3rd, '19, 22:02

Welcome Zeeman to Mageia.

if you can remember back to when you started using Linuxmint (likely straight from Windows), there was a bit of a learning curve.
The same will apply here, coming from Mint to Mageia.

The major differences are command-line use-case, here, root is a defined and separate entity unless you set up "sudo" use.
and "apt-" wont work here, # urpmi package (install), # urpme package (uninstall), if you need to manage packages via command line.

System management likewise is controlled by root, so setting up your firewall needs doing via root.
as mentioned by xboxboy, MCC is your goto place for system management.

see you round the forum,

enjoy Mageia.
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby magic » Jun 8th, '19, 11:23

Hi everyone,

My first experience was with Corel Linux - first start X said no and I was presented with a lovely terminal with zero experience...didn't even know 'ls' :lol: (fortunately that irritated me in a good way, figured it out and the rest, as they say, is history).
Used SuSE for a couple of years then discovered Mandrake and have felt at home since. (Tried several distros over the years but I always went home)
Been using Mageia as a casual user since the original release. Currently not really up to speed due to previous work OS requirements (and lack of time), but I'm no longer even duel booting now - which has made my home partition much bigger 8-)
I see my C has been in the sea too long - it's gone rusty.
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Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Postby isadora » Jun 9th, '19, 19:55

With a username like that, you make a real great entry into the community. :D

Very welcome magic, great to have you aboard just before the release of the magic 7.
Enjoy your stay, and we hope to hear more of your experiences.
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